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Santa Fe Passage (1955)

Passed | | Action, Western | 12 December 1955 (UK)
A disgraced Indian scout and his partner are hired to escort a wagonload of guns through Indian territory.

Director:

William Witney

Writers:

Lillie Hayward (screenplay), Heck Allen (based on Esquire Magazine story by) (as Clay Fisher)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Payne ... Kirby Randolph
Faith Domergue ... Aurelie St. Clair
Rod Cameron ... Jess Griswold
Slim Pickens ... Sam Beekman
Irene Tedrow ... Ptewaquin
George Keymas ... Chief Satank
Leo Gordon ... Tuss McLawery
Anthony Caruso ... Chavez
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Storyline

Scout and wagon-train guide Kirby Randolph hates all Indians, particularly Kiowa Chief Satank, whose massacre of an entire wagon-train of settlers led by Kirby, has led to his ostracism and neither he nor his pal Sam Beekman can get jobs. Aurelie St. Clair, who owns half of an ammunition shipment for sale in Santa Fe to Mexican insurrectionaries, protests when he partner Jess Griswold hires Kirby and Sam as guides. When Kirby saves them all from a wild horse stampede instigated by Satank, she changes her mind and she and Kirby fall in love, although Kirby does not realize she is half-Indian. Jess, who is also in love with Aurelie and wanting to get rid of Kirby, sends his servant Chavez to Satank offering to deliver Kirby to the Chief in return for safe passage for the wagon train. But, Satank plans to get both Kirby and the wagon train. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The danger trail that only the daring traveled ! See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ruta a Santa Fe See more »

Filming Locations:

Kayenta, Arizona, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A great cast in a superb Western.
14 June 2000 | by buxSee all my reviews

Once again, Republic Studio brings together a great cast in a superior Western tale. Payne is the discredited scout, Pickens his side-kick, hired to guide a wagon full of guns through hostile Indian territory. As the action unfolds, Payne must overcome the hostiles, gun-runners and his own prejudice to win out. There is a lot of suspense here, and never a dull moment. An excellent watch!


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